Rick was in the baking mood today.
Discovering that we were out of cookies, he decided to show off his skills and try a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies that he found on the internet!
After he had mixed all of the ingredients together, he was quizzical as to why I wasn’t in the kitchen snapping away pictures. Well, I had thought about it, but didn’t want to disturb his masterful process.
Taking that as a hint, I went and got my camera.
Yep, looks like cookie dough.
I offered him my measuring scoop that I use for cookies, but he wanted to do it the old fashioned way.
Just to show that he did everything (I helped by setting the timer).
Fresh out of the oven… Nummers!
Onto the racks to cool.
I’ll have to say that he did an excellent job!
Just had to try one hot out of the oven.
And yes, it was very delicious!
I love using my convection oven for baking. It will cook things slightly quicker so you really have to watch your first batch to determine the correct cooking time. If he had baked them as long as the directions said, we would have had burnt bricks on our hands.
Our normal, every day cooking appliance is this:
This is a 1927 Universal. Rick had this before we were married and I fell in love with it the first time I used it.
Sure, the oven controls don’t work on it, so you have to light the oven from the broiler, and you have to eyeball the flame to figure out the temperature when you bake something, but I don’t care.
When we moved up north in 2001, he offered to leave this behind and buy me a new stove, and I declined. I will use this thing until it falls apart!
But wait! Rick wasn’t done with his cooking skills for today. He was on a roll!!
Next on his list was pizza, but I will wait until tomorrow to share that (don’t want to overdo things).